Re: Is it possible to parent your children without lying to them? Do you try?
We work very hard not to lie to our child. When she asks difficult questions (which she does, often, being a highly gifted and precocious six-year-old) we answer in an age-appropriate but honest way. We answer questions about death, sex, religion, whatever. She gets a dollar when she loses a tooth, but she knows that the "tooth fairy" is mom and dad and that Santa, the Easter bunny, etc. are made up (as we're not Christian, this has never been an issue).